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DePaul’s associate provost addresses concerns from adjuncts

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor

March 8, 2020

Lucy Rinehart, DePaul University’s associate provost, addressed concerns of adjunct professors that were brought to light in a previous story reported by The DePaulia. Rinehart, who also spoke on the university’s behalf in the previous report, discussed major concerns, like student impact, health ca...

Loyola adjuncts vote to unionize

Loyola adjuncts vote to unionize

Brenden Moore

January 27, 2016

By a vote of 142 for and 82 against, adjunct faculty in Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences voted to be represented by the Service Employees International Union, another win in the effort to unionize adjunct and non-tenure track faculty around the country. Read More »...

An adjunct professor’s letter to Father Holtschneider

Brendan McQuade

January 24, 2016

On Jan. 14, , DePaul University faculty received a letter addressing a campaign by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to unionize DePaul’s contingent faculty.  Read More »...

Adjunct agony: The uncertainty for part-time professors at DePaul

Adjunct agony: The uncertainty for part-time professors at DePaul

DePaulia Investigation

May 31, 2015

  For one veteran adjunct professor at DePaul, the low pay, shaky benefits and the uncertainty that come with part-time status are a far cry from the rewarding academic career she imagined while earning the highest academic degree in her field. Read More »...

Adjuncts weigh unionization

Julian Hayda

May 31, 2015

As national trends suggest university instructors are teaching more and being paid less, many are mobilizing to address issues of benefits and salaries. In many cases, they are organizing into unions, empowering themselves to negotiate the circumstances of their employment. Read More »...

Map: Adjunct professor statistics at Chicago universities

Robert Bailey

May 31, 2015

Compare wages, benefits and key statistics about adjunct professors at Chicago-area universities. Read more in our investigation, Adjunct Agony....

Watch: Adjunct professors discuss instability, wages

Julian Hayda, Matt Koske, and Emily Brosious

May 31, 2015

Wanda Evans-Brewer, an adjunct professor at DeVry University and Concordia University, is a Ph.D. on welfare. As some adjuncts in Chicago and across the country push to earn $15,000 per course, she and DePaul University adjunct Marty Bernstein discuss the difficulties of being a "second-tier" instru...

Facts about adjuncts at DePaul and nationwide

DePaulia Investigation

May 31, 2015

As some adjunct professors push to earn $15,000 per course, here is what you need to know about adjuncts at DePaul and across the country: Adjuncts are defined as faculty paid to teach a specific course. Tenure and tenure track faculty often hold various other roles in the university and have additional responsibilities, but have mor...

Adjunct Agony: Definitions and terms

Helene Sankovitch

May 31, 2015

Here is how to define various faculty members at universities and other key terms. Read more in our investigation, Adjunct Agony. Adjunct Faculty: “Adjunct faculty are faculty that are paid to teach by the course," John Culbert, dean of the Theatre School and senior adviser for the Provost to Co...

Letter to the editor: Respecting the time and effort of DePaul’s adjuncts

St. Vincent's Circle, located between the Schmitt Academic Center and the John T. Richardson Libarary, reminds students of the Vincentian values that are inherent to our school. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia)

Robert Stokes

May 10, 2015

While I enjoyed the DePaulia’s recent front page story on adjunct faculty trends both at DePaul and around the U.S., I felt the narrative needed some additional nuance. Read More »...

Letter to the editor: Student support letter for adjunct professors at DePaul

M.E.Ch.A de DePaul, DePaul Feminist Front, DePaul Students for Justice in Palestine, and DePaul Alliance for Latino Empowerment

May 5, 2015

We write this letter on behalf of DePaul’s student body to demand better treatment and livable wages for adjunct professors. Read More »...

DePaul responds: 286 percent rise of adjunct faculty in academia

DePaul responds: 286 percent rise of adjunct faculty in academia

Parker Asmann

April 19, 2015

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ver time, higher education has transformed into a necessity for anyone wishing to succeed in life; however, a national crisis has reshaped the system and shifted it towards a money-focused business. Today our teachers are overworked, underpaid and underappreciated as a result of a...

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